Local elected officials participated Wednesday in a ceremony to celebrate Andover College becoming Kaplan University. The alignment with Kaplan University provides campus students greater flexibility to pursue blended-learning options by offering both online and campus-based courses. Pictured, from left, are Christopher Quinn, president of Kaplan University, South Portland and Lewiston campuses; Barbara Moody, a representative from Gov. John Baldacci’s office; Sen. Larry Bliss, D-South Portland; Lewiston Mayor Lawrence Gilbert; and Wade Dyke, president of Kaplan University. The university is on Lisbon Street at the southern gateway.